Frank Cyril Plinston

Frank Cyril Plinston was born on 9th July 1882. In 1887 he went to Bombay, India with his family: father George Carter, mother Fanny, brother George Herbert. The two brothers stayed there until Frank was about 12 years old (I assume this as I have a photo of an Indian groom with two ponies, saddled and ready to ride, taken in about 1897).

At this time, Frank went to school, Dollar Academy, in Scotland.

Some time after leaving school, Frank emigrated to the United States. It appears that he was a policeman for a while. Mount Pleasant journal (November 21, 1907) page 5:

  John Thomas, of Welty, was landed in
  jail at Greensburg Tuesday by State Po-
  liceman F. C. Plinston on a charge of
  assault and battery upon the person of
  Margaret Miller.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army, in the World War, and, I beleive, went to England and visited his mother in Bath.

He married in the U.S.A.

Hadessa Laura Briggs (1887 - 1972)
in 1914.
    October 1, 1914


    On September 14 1914, at Springville, New York, Hadessa L. Briggs, Allegheny
    General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Frank C. Plinston. Mr. and Mrs.
    Plinston will live in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
They moved to Springville, New York State, south of Buffalo where he owned a chicken farm, with about 5,000 White Leghorn birds.

At the 1929 Twenty-second Annual FARM AND HOME WEEK he gave a talk:

    Progress of the New York State Cooperative Official Poultry
    Breeders, Inc., and what it means to poultrymen of New York State.
    F.C.Plinston and M.M.Griffith, President and Secretary-Treasurer
    of the association.

He was elected Mayor of Springville in 1939.

He died 3rd September 1946. They had no children. His widow sold the farm and moved to Florida.

He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville, Erie County, New York, USA buried in BRIGGS family plot with wife Hadessa.

Frank and Hadessa. Frank and Hadessa.
The book "Erie County Fair" by Martin Biniasz on behalf of the Erie County Agricultural Society contains an image of F.C. Plinston on page 78.